This year, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film was thrilled to be able to present TANGERINE its three Trudies in person, at its 22nd Chlotrudis Awards ceremony, held at the Brattle Theater this past Sunday. The micro-indie film, shot entirely on iPhone, made a big impression on Chlotrudis members. Producer Darren Dean accepted the Trudy for Best Use of Music in a File, Radium Cheung (pictured left) graciously received his well-earned Best Cinematography award, and actress Mickey O’Hagan (pictured left) took home the Best Ensemble Trudy on behalf of the film’s cast. | Read more »
It’s CineCache time at the Brattle! Chlotrudis and the Brattle Theatre present Aleksei Fedorchenko’s SILENT SOULS. This haunting and beautiful film from Russia explores grief, love and fate as refracted through the lens of ancient ritual and beliefs. When Miron’s beloved wife Tanya passes away, he asks his best friend Aist to help him say goodbye to her according to the rituals of his ancestors, the Merja, an ancient tribe from Lake Nero, a picturesque region in West-Central Russia. Although the Merja people assimilated into Russians long ago, their myths and traditions live on in their descendants’ modern life. And so, the two men set out on a roadtrip along with Tanya’s body and two small birds in a cage. | Read more »
Celebrating the yet-to-be discovered treasures of the independent film world, Chlotrudis and the Brattle present CINE-CACHÉ, a new bi-weekly series of film and discussion, every other Monday night September 27, 2010 through January 3, 2011. Special screenings of sneak previews, festival favorites, regional features, and overlooked gems that haven’t played Boston are the kinds of films you’ll see in this exciting series. Filmmakers will be in attendance on select evenings and discussions will be held after all screenings.
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Stop me if you've already heard this, but I just found out about a very cool site via a favorite librarian blog. Cinema Treasures is focused on all those classic movie theaters that are (or were) in operation around the globe. There's even a theater guide in case you wanted to check out what there is to see when you go traveling. Check it out. There are entries (naturally) for my two favorites, Coolidge Corner and The Brattle with a really active set of comments on each!
Of course, if you already knew about this site, don't I feel stupid?